Actor Neil Patrick Harris was left red-faced at a TV academy event in Hollywood - after leaving his microphone on during a visit to the bathroom.
The How I Met Your Mother star was on stage at a fan question-and-answer session on Tuesday (27Jan09) to discuss his hit TV series along with co-stars Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan, Cobie Smulders and Josh Radnor.
But after leaving mid-discussion to visit the restroom, Harris was caught short when he forgot to turn off his mic - leaving the shocked crowd listening in.
Harris was heard giving himself a pep talk, saying, "Wake up!" before being informed of his embarrassing broadcast by his publicist.